Winning Combination: Eric Henley harnesses the power of ability and education

Eric Henley is a fine example of what happens when ability and education are combined. Henley, owner of H-Tek Auto Care in Gray, Tenn., said the influences of his father and grandfathers – all whom were mechanically inclined – fostered his passion for how and why things work. In fact, the Wilbur Bond Maintenance Building at East Tennessee State University is named after his...

April Eads and the Power of Talents at Work

Northeast State alumna April Eads paved her career path by seeking out challenges in technology and business development. As business development manager at Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES), Eads works hard to promote economic development in Sullivan County and sustain growth in our community. While staying busy promoting the Bristol community as a great place to do business, Eads also...

Run the numbers

Accounting adds up to career opportunities As an interpreter for the numbers language of business, an accountant tracks the financial records of business from assets to taxes. Northeast State alumnus Tim Crigger, ’14, speaks that language quite well. The Church Hill native graduated summa cum laude with his associate of applied science degree in Accounting. “I initially enrolled as a...

Shane Roberts makes it in America

If you don’t think anything’s still made in America, drop in on RMI in Blountville and ask for Shane Roberts. Don’t be surprised when he emerges from the group of lathes and milling machines that are rocking the nondescript metal building just off Muddy Creek Road, a stone’s throw from the Northeast State Community College campus. Looking younger than his 29 years and dressed in a t-shirt...

Beth Ross earns prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Northeast State Community College graduate Elizabeth “Beth” Ross, earned the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship for 2013. “It is a huge honor to receive this scholarship,” says Ross, of Blountville. “I am truly grateful to be recognized by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.” Ross was chosen as one of only 73 scholarship recipients from more than...

James Dockery finds calling in cardiovascular technology

James Dockery, Class of 2003, has always had a passion for the health care field, but it took Northeast State fledging Cardiovascular Invasive Technology Program to kick-start his career. James is currently clinical supervisor at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital for the admit/recovery unit, the cardiac catheterization lab, and the electrophysiology lab – managing 85 employees and working with more...